In typical northern Nevada fashion, we’ve cycled through all four seasons this month. It seems like we’re turning a corner, and one thing is certain — springtime allergies are kicking into gear. But before you load up on antihistamines, we’re sharing an alternative. Here’s how chiropractic care can help with springtime allergies.
AN IMMUNE BOOST
Many people head to the chiropractor when they’re in pain. And it makes sense — improving spinal health can help your back, hips, pelvis, shoulders, and neck feel so much better. But there are other benefits to a neutral spine. By improving spine health, you’re also improving the efficiency and function of the central nervous system, which is intrinsically linked to the immune system. A strong immune system is important all year long, but it may be particularly appealing during allergy season. Allergies are an overreaction of the immune system, so it makes sense that you want your immune system functioning properly.
Misalignments in the spine can impeded communication between the nervous system and the brain, which weakens the immune system. Chiropractor care can help restore that communication flow to keep your body’s many systems functioning properly. When that happens, these immune overreactions should stop.
There are other benefits for chiropractic care besides allergy symptom relief. You may be making plans to spend more time outdoors. If your activity level is going to pick up as you hike, bike, or just enjoy longer walks in the warm weather, chiropractic care can help keep your body balanced and strong. And if you’re noticing pain or tension in your body, don’t let it derail your time outdoors. An adjustment may be all you need.
The same is true for curbing headaches, improving flexibility, and generally feeling better. If you’re new to chiropractic, and spring is traditionally a miserable time of year because of allergies, we hope you’ll schedule a visit with Dr. McSweeney today. Questions? Contact us today and we’ll be happy to help you out!